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Along with the other Amazon devices we saw on sale yesterday, the entire company Line of fire tablets was discounted. Fire tablets are already pretty affordable, but if you’re looking for a new tablet for your kid or a cheap couch device, you’d better wait for a promotion like this one with up to 50% off. Of note are the fire HD 8which is half the discount and dropped to $45, the Fire HD 10which is 27% off and down to $110, and the entire line of Kids Pro tablets.
If you’re not sure which Fire tablet to buy, we recommend the Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10 to most people. We gave the Fire HD 8 a score of 81 when it first came out for its refined design, decent performance, USB-C port for charging, and long battery life. It’s a good all-purpose device if you find your phone screen is too small for your taste when you want to do things like shopping online, checking emails, and even watching a video. It could also make a solid, colorful e-reader for those who read manga and graphic novels digitally. The biggest caveat, which applies to all Fire tablets, is that while they’re Android-based, they don’t have native access to Google’s Play Store. That means you’re stuck using Amazon’s copycat apps for things like Gmail, Chrome, and others.
The Fire HD 10 takes everything about the HD 8 to the next level. It has an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, and a 10.1-inch 1080p display. It’ll be worth the upgrade if you want the best possible performance on a Fire tablet, or the HD 8’s smaller screen isn’t big enough for you.
You can grab a standard Fire tablet for your kids to avoid giving them your most expensive slab to play with, but Amazon Fire Kids Pro Tablets offer some additional benefits. In addition to all the features you’ll find on regular slabs, the Kids Pro packs come with a two-year warranty, protective case, additional parental controls, and a year of Amazon Kids+. The latter is the company’s subscription service that gives your kids access to age-appropriate books, shows, movies, and more. The service will renew for $3 per month after your free year, so keep that in mind as you approach your end date. both the 7- and 8 inches Fire Kids Pro tablets are half price right now and the 10 inch model is 30% off and has dropped to $140.
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